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    hmm... when i put my peat in buckets, all of it sinks in a few days [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Most of mine sunk to thats why I`m asking I`m sure it cant all be bad can it? Also should i remove all the sticks and brances?
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    I don't soak it for days. I usually soak it just overnight, and sometimes just for a few hours. I usually get about 30 - 40% of it sinking to the bottom. I realize this is a very imperfect method, as if you don't wait long enough, non sinks, and if you wait too long, all of it sinks. There's a happy medium in there.

    Also, I really like Tamlin's advice to wring it out and transfer to another bucket. This really accomplishes the same thing, by squeezing out the sludge.

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    I wish I would have known about this before I repotted a bunch of plants before I brought them out of dormancy.
    I just tried this for the first time. What a mess at the bottom of the bucket. I guarantee that anyone who tries this will always wash there peat.


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